Fast cars, big queues, new apps, hiring news, and more walls coming down around Transformers. Yes, the Orlando Parkhopper is running around the Universal Orlando Resort again this week, with news from nearly every corner of the park. C’mon!  Let’s look at the news.

Transformers massive outdoor queue revealed
The remaining walls have come down around the Transformers ride building, revealing an incredible and massive outdoor queue that will most definitely be used this summer as crowds descend on Universal Orlando for the opening of this highly anticipated attraction.

This huge, unsheltered and ugly queue is sure to be a miserably hot spot this summer.


Let’s hope they install some shade structures (at the very least some poles with fabric stretched above).


Transformers Meet and Greet walls go up
Walls have gone up on the area that will house the permanent Transformers Meet and Greet.  Concrete has been removed.  We look forward to a permanent location to meet our favorite Autobots and Decepticon.


This week in the Universal Orlando Team Member newsletter, they advertised that they are hiring multiple opportunities for food and beverage positions for a “new themed restaurant.”   While Universal Orlando has yet to announce the Springfield addition, construction is nearing completion and the final day for applications is April 15th. Springfield seems destined to open this summer to thrilled crowds!



Universal Studios has begun promoting the 6th installment in the Fast and the Furious movie franchise, by displaying cars from the upcoming film in the park near Twister.   This is making for a great photo op for fans of the films, and car enthusiasts – even if the film series has long outlived its welcome.


Universal recently introduced the Screen Play App which is available in the US iTunes Store and Android Play market place that allows guests to check in at specially marked movie posters around the park and unlock 3D photo ops, augmented reality meet and greets, games, and digital prizes.   This is a great little addition to the park, and we look forward to seeing everyone’s screen play photos in the Universal Studios discussion forums on

And finally, don’t forget to listen to the latest Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast!

That wraps things up for us this week gang. Make sure to get Universal’s new smartphone app, and if you need us, we will be in line for Transformers. . . wearing a hat and eating ice cream.